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Unlocking old Sprint iPhone 4s

I have an old Sprint iPhone 4s that hasn't been under contract for around a year now and I have a friend on T-Mobile whose contract doesn't end for another year. He still has a flip phone so I want to ...
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Linking Outlook.com mail account and Mac Mail via Active Sync

Ive setup a new outlook.com account and im trying to add it to Mac Mail, in the past when ive had Gmail account they've allowed me to use IMAP, but with Outlook.com you dont have that option - only ...
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Sharing an Apple ID on different iPads, but having different Contacts

My daughter has my old iPad, and we share the same Apple ID, for convenience with purchasing. However at present we also have a shared Contacts list on the two iPads. It would be better to have ...
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Why does Messages app take up so much space?

I was recently inspecting the Usage tab in my iPhone's settings. The Messages app is #2 on the list with almost 700 MB. Anecdotal reports have it that the app can take up multiple GB of space. So what ...
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My iPhone's Album Art is Wrong. How can I fix it?

All the art in my iTunes app is wrong. I pay for iTunes Match, but it's disabled on my phone. (It has been enabled in the past.) What can I do to fix the art?
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How can I upload my camera roll to my Photo Stream retroactively?

I have a iPhone 4 and set up iCloud on my device, including the Photo Stream service. Everything seems to be set up fine and I have the option to select Photo Stream in Photos.app. However, the ...
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Is there a way to install/hack iMessage onto Lion/10.7?

My machine (MacBookPro2,2) doesn't support 10.8 and I would rather hold back on doing the upgrade (possible with hacks). So is it possible to stay on 10.7/Lion and get iMessage working?
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How to send “delayed” sms?

Instead of sending an SMS right now, I would like to send a "delayed" SMS. For example, delay it by 45 minutes, or 60 minutes, etc. Is there any way to do it? I have tried the apps txtot, ...
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iOS 7.1 - Where do emails go to when I 'archive' them in Gmail App?

I have iOS 7.1 installed on my iPhone and I am using the built in Gmail app. If I am in the inbox and I mark a few messages, I swear I used to have an option to move the marked items to the trash. ...
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What is iLifeAssetManagement, and can I delete it?

I have 5 GB of stuff in ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement and I'd like the space back. What is this stuff and how can I reduce its footprint?
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iPhone 4 won't connect to the internet except on wifi

My iphone 4 won't connect to the internet except using wifi. I've reset the device, turned off and on airplane mode, called AT&T where they instructed me to reset network settings, cleared ...
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What's the difference between “Empty Trash” and “Secure Empty Trash”

I suddenly notice an option called Secure Empty Trash. While Empty Trash is normally gotten by pressing Right Click on the Trash icon, for Secure Empty Trash, we have to only press Command button at ...
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Where can I get a Thunderbolt hub or splitter?

Apple has just announced the new MacBook Airs, Mac mini, and Thunderbolt display. One of the features of the Thunderbolt display that caught my eye was its ability to daisy-chain two displays together ...
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How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?

Using a shell script or Terminal, how do I overwrite files that may or may not be present. I looked at man page for cp, it said use the -f argument to force overwrite. But, it does nothing. $ cp -f ...
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Restored/Wiped- Automatically enables Location Services like in LOST MODE?

iPhone 4s with iOS 7. Like in LOST MODE where the Location Services is automatically turned on eventhough it was OFF before you lost your iPhone, it will give it's location once the device connects ...
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Can I upgrade RAM on an early 2014 Macbook Pro Retina?

I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in April. It keeps freezing and about every 3 days, and I need to upgrade the RAM. Am I able to upgrade the RAM on this machine to 8GB or 16GB?
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How can I get OSX Mavericks to notice a DNS change in `/etc/hosts`?

A common way to "block" a website (eg, to eliminate it as a distraction) is to edit /etc/hosts and point the domain to the loopback address. Eg: # Stop goofing off 127.0.0.1 youtube.com On ...
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Can I get my text messages back from my lost iPhone?

I lost my iPhone so I bought a new one. I am now wanting to get my text messages back. Can I get my text messages back? If I get my old mobile number back will my text messages come back? Does iCloud ...
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Extending a Time Capsule network with an AirPort Express connected by ethernet cable?

I'd like to extend my home wireless network to a location that is too far away for wireless to reach. My plan was to do this by running a 100m/328' length of Cat6a cable from my Time Capsule to an ...
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What is the “In-House Distribution” profile on my iPhone?

I was just looking around my iPhone and noticed that I have a profile named "In-House Distribution" installed (under Settings > General > Profile). It has a received date of November 18, 2013. The ...
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How to disable discrete graphics card and use only integrated graphics MacBook Pro Early 2011?

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 and the GPU has died. I want to switch to Integrated Graphics only until I get my Logic Board replace. I've tried: gfxcardstatus and I get this: *There is no ...
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How to run apple hardware test on mavericks?

I have a 2009 IMac, which came with Mountain Lion. I've upgraded to 10.9.latest (Mavericks). Now, my imac has started freezing up all the time - I've tried reinstalling from the recovery partition but ...
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Retina MacBook Pro - Quad core vs. Dual core and virtual machines (VMware Fusion)

I am looking to get a Retina MacBook Pro and I am really torn between the portability of the 13" dual core i7 and the four cores of the 15" quad core i7. The majority of my work will be done using a ...
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How to stop multiple iDevices from sharing iCloud-sync'ed information?

Wife just got a iPad mini, we already have an iPad and an iPhone. Now all 3 are linked together -- they share Contacts, Notes, Reminders, etc. We want to unlink all of them. I know there has got ...
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Flash player unable to proceed with the installation

I have difficulties installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (14.0.0.125) on my Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). Every time I do so, it fails at 90% with the following error message. Error: ...
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Auto delete previous / old events from iOS 7 Calendar?

I don't like to keep old events (of previous week or month) in my iPhone calendar, but they keep up showing in my iOS Calendar, I want them gone automatically as the event passes. I don't want to ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks - add to path

I'm trying to set up a phonegap project and while trying to add a platform it outputs the following error: Error: The command "android" failed. Make sure you have the latest Android SDK installed, ...
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How do I recover Game Center password if it's different then my Apple ID password?

How do I recover Game Center password if its different then my Apple ID password. This for my sons iPod, he created this account for his games but cant remember the password. I tried the forgot ...
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Stop Mavericks from relaunching applications

Mavericks keeps launching recent applications at startup although I always keep the checkbox that should control this feature unchecked. This is really annoying, because (a) startup takes much more ...
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My 4S won't see my wife's new 5S as iMessage-capable — how to fix?

I have a 4S at iOS 7.0.2. My wife had a 3G (yes, that old :) and today received her 5S which has been updated to iOS 7.0.2. When I send a message to her phone number it is continuing to be sent as ...
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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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How do I find out of my OS X 10.9.4 is 32 bit or 64 bit?

How do I determine if my OS X 10.9.4 is a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system? I've looked at "About This Mac" but don't understand what the processor information (i.e. 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7) translates ...
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How can I create a bootable USB drive for Ubuntu from OS X?

I've decided to switch from OS X to Ubuntu. I'm following the documentation on Ubuntu's site for creating a bootable USD Drive. I converted the ISO to IMG. I ran diskutil list. I inserted my flash ...
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How to connect iOS Mail app to Gmail with two-step verification

This is an issue that I run across every time I modify my two-step verification settings in Gmail or set up a new phone. I've asked this question to Google enough times. Now I think I'm qualified to ...
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Load clash of clans village asking me to update - state of village

Recently clash of clans updated. When I logged into a another game centre account it asked me "Do you want to replace it? if yes type confirm." Will I lose my other village if I type confirm ?
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Why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network?

This doesn't make any sense to me: why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network? I always thought iPhone did that since the very beginning and my battery ...
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How do you remove SSL certificate exceptions on iOS?

When connecting to a URL via HTTPS and the SSL certificate doesn't match (such as at a paid Wi-Fi hotspot), iOS shows a dialog asking whether the certificate should be accepted. If you accept the ...
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Hot iPad charger wall adapter

The charger that came with my iPad Air the square adapter that plugs into the socket stays warm even when nothing is connected other than that it works perfectly fine. I was wondering if this ...
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Apple A1277 USB ethernet adapter not working on MacBook Air

I've bought a USB ethernet adapter (A1277) and tried to make it work on my MacBook Air MD231 (mid 2012) and may OS is OS X Mavericks, but It's not working. I tried adding USB ethernet connection in ...
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Can't add a printer on Mavericks

I'm trying to use an Epson Workforce 840 over Wifi with Mac OS X 10.9. This Mac has never used the printer before. I've tried going through the usual steps but it's not working. My Mac sees the ...
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No bootable device found ( Install windows on Mac )

I'm owning a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009 and a USB thumb drive Kingston DataTraveler 100G3 16 GB. I successfully installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp ( with a little trick to enable "Creat a ...
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How do I troubleshoot personal hotspot mode failing to issue IP addresses?

When I turn on the personal hotspot, I cannot get a DHCP network address on my computer. I've tried with 2 different computers and an Android phone. They can connect to the network router but not my ...
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camera roll “usage” number does not match photos in the app

I have completely deleted all photos in all categories from my iPad 3 (16G iOS 7) but my settings continue to state that I still have 3.5G "used" (camera roll) in the Photos/camera app. I have no idea ...
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List of emoji substitutions for Messages in Mac OS X

I use the Messages application a lot on my Mac Book Pro. It is lovely! Since most of my friends uses iMessage I could send messages directly to them on their phones. I use emojis a lot. I know some ...
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Attempting to play video on iOS 7 shows play button with line through

When I try to watch video in my browser I get a play button with a line through it and it doesn't work. I have tried Safari, Chrome, and Mercury. They all give me the play button with a line through ...
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Open terminal using a keyboard shortcut

I am using Alfred and hence I don't have any use for the Cmd+Space keyboard shortcut. I want to invoke terminal using that shortcut. Just like in Ubuntu, when you press Ctrl+Alt+T, is there a way to ...
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Can I use iOS 7 blocking to block iMessages between Apple IDs instead of phone numbers?

I have iOS 7, which provides the ability to block calls and messages. Can I block someone texting me on iMessage from their Apple ID to my Apple ID? …or can I only block based on phone numbers (not ...
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How to always use integrated graphic card in Macbook Pro

I use the Automatic Graphics Switching option as noted in this Apple support document. However sometimes it will still switch to the discrete graphic card. Is there a way to disable this?
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Create bootable USB of Windows 8.1 on Mavericks 10.9.4

I've followed the instructions to enable the "Create windows 7 install Disk" in bootcamp but I am attempting to install Windows 8.1. How do I force bootcamp to allow me to create a windows 7 or later ...
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Bootcamp/Win 7: No device drivers were found

Man, installing bootcamp on my late 2013 15" Retina MBP is a challenge! I was struggling for a very long time with the issue of not having any control og mouse/keyboard when entering the windows ...